Having a baby can change your life in incredible ways, either positive or negative. If you've decided that you want to have a natural birth, there are many things you can do to make it a powerful and joyful experience. The first thing you need is to know your rights.
You have the right to enjoy your... Find Out More
I Was A Goddess In Sheep’s Clothing By Casey Croxford
I see myself as a pretty politically aware, intelligent, independent, capable, liberated woman. But there is one thing in the back of my mind that has been quietly creeping to the forefront, clouding my self-worth: Body image.
Somehow, I have become preoccupied... Find Out More
I Am Not You - Yes I am
by Jessica Allan Lavarnway
Glancing around my obstetrician's clinic, I saw another young girl,
perhaps seventeen years old. And my first thought was, "I am not
I was not a teenaged mother.
Sure, I was nineteen. Sure, this was my second child.
But damn it, I wasn't a... Find Out More
Being a young, single mommy like me is.... ...seeing everyone stare at you in public, because cause your clothes are dirty, your kids are dirty, your mouth is dirty, and wondering why they don't understand that those aren't the important things.
...watching your kid pee all over you and instead of being... Find Out More
Teenage pregnancy is not a "crisis" or "epidemic," like so many people would like us to believe. The only true epidemic associated with teen pregnancy is the overwhelming and universal lack of support available to young mothers. The only true crisis is the denial of the fact that teenage girls can be, are, and always have been, both sexual and maternal beings, with the capacity to love, procreate, and nurture.
We love our children fiercely. We protect and care for them like any mother, of any age, would. Through Girl-Mom, We hope to slowly show that to the world.
Girl-Mom in no way encourages teen pregnancy, as some critics have implied. Girl-Mom encourages mothers. We encourage all young women who have chosen to become mothers. We encourage all young mothers to stand up for themselves, to fight for their children, to empower themselves and to defy the notion that being young means that you are unworthy of parenthood.
We do not encourage childless teens to follow our path; face it, it's a tough path. But we encourage all teens that wake to the call of "mama!" before dawn breaks, to do all that they can to empower themselves and nurture their children. We encourage those who, through their own choices and freewill, have evolved from Girl to Girl-Mom. The girls who frequent this site are intelligent, strong, compassionate, socially aware, politically active, and eternally nurturing. Together, we will change the face of "teen parenthood."